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Teenagers from Staffordshire are crowned consumer champions 2014

Pupils from Two Rivers School are celebrating after they emerged victorious at a national consumer knowledge quiz for children with learning difficulties. The foursome beat tough competition from eight other schools from across the UK in the grand finals of the Consumer Challenge Quiz (CCQ) held at the Trading Standards Institute (TSI) Conference in Harrogate.

Joshua Thompson, 17, Stacie Farmer, 17, Reece Machin, 16, Alex Stewart, 17, reached the winning score of correct answers after a nail-biting final, taking home the Consumer Challenge Quiz trophy, a cheque for £1,000 for the school and a host of goodies for each contestant including a Samsung Galaxy tablet.

TSI's chief executive Leon Livermore said: "The Consumer Challenge Quiz is a hugely valuable initiative for children with learning difficulties and the finals are always a real Conference highlight.

"The competition is a fun way to help this particularly vulnerable group of consumers become more aware of their rights, and of how to access help and advice. There are wider benefits too; the CCQ experience boosts the students' self esteem and confidence, along with team working and life skills."

Broadcaster Liz Barclay has acted as quiz master for the competition for more than 10 years, encouraging the teams and challenging the audience with the tricky questions from rounds involving finance and travel to questions on salt content in food.  

For further information, to arrange an interview or to obtain photographs please contact the Trading Standards Institute on 0845 6089439 or ivyh@tsi.org.uk or follow the TSI Conference via our Twitter feed at @tsi_UK #TSICONF

 

 

 

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Trading Standards Institute (TSI)

TSI is a training and membership organisation that has represented the interests of the Trading Standards profession since 1881 nationally and internationally.  We aim to raise the profile of the profession while working towards fairer, better informed and safer consumer and business communities.

TSI’s members are engaged in delivering frontline trading standards services in local authorities and in businesses.  

www.tradingstandards.gov.uk @tsi_uk

The Consumer Affairs and Trading Standards Conference 2013

The Trading Standards Institute’s annual trading standards and consumer affairs Conference and Exhibition is the leading consumer affairs and trading standards event in Europe. The 2013 Conference was at Brighton Centre from Tuesday 18 June to Thursday 20 June. 

Some 1,500 people attended the conference, including representatives from local and central government and those interested in fair trading, representatives of business and commerce, together with consumer organisations. 

For more information please visit http://www.tradingstandards.gov.uk/events/conference2013.cfm and follow the #TSIConf13 stream on our @TSI_uk Twitter account.

Notes for Editors:

Photo from left to right: Alex Stewart, Stacie Farmer, Reece Machin, Joshua Thompson.

For further information or to arrange an interview please contact Joe Blamey at TSI press office on 0845 608 9575 or pressoffice@tsi.org.uk

Trading Standards Institute (TSI)

TSI is a training and membership organisation that has represented the interests of the Trading Standards profession since 1881 nationally and internationally.  We aim to raise the profile of the profession while working towards fairer, better informed and safer consumer and business communities.

TSI’s members are engaged in delivering frontline trading standards services in local authorities and in businesses.  

www.tradingstandards.gov.uk 

DATE: 2 July 2014